Charmed and Dangerous

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  • 9.5

    Now why couldn't every episode of Charmed be like this?

    By mobbs456, Oct 25, 2011

    WOW! this has to be the best episode of season four. the action is immense and special FX are amazing. it appears the writers and the directors and the make up artists have gone all out on this one - why couldn't they all be like this?



    i reckon this is why piper had trouble concieiving - that smack into the wall was quite painful and i actually felt it at home! Piper was great in this episode and had an unusually positive attitude all the way through.



    Paige was delving into her whitelighter side in this one too. her helping that poor woman and her courtcase was a nice thing to do.



    but the episode belongs to Cole who's character changed from good to evil in one easy stroke. poor phoebe!moreless

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  • 10

    What seems like the Ultimate Battle...The Charmed Ones vs The Source..amazing...well yeaa just amazing.

    By CharmedOneP391, Oct 25, 2011

    The Source taps into the Hollow, (which we only see one other time in the series' end) which he absorbs and puts into demons to steal Piper and Paige's powers. A darklighter shoots Leo, so they have no in-house healer as Paige said. So with the source having two of three charmed powers...he comes to attack. The sisters use the power of three to say the summon their powers using the call a lost witch/ powers spell..but the source is summoned instead. he blasts piper into a wall using a fireball. they meet in the attic and cole saves phoebe from a fireball and he has the hollow in him so he gets the sources powers.. and the sisters use the powers of their ancestors to vanquish the source.



    excited episode..the beginning of season 4 part 2moreless

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  • 10

    the Charmed ones take on the source in one of the 5 most perfect Charmed episodes ever!!!

    By PinderPower, Oct 25, 2011

    All Hell Breaks Loose is and always will be the definitive episode of Charmed ever!!!in the history of the shows 8 year run.

    Prues loss was a difficult affair amongst severe fans of the show.

    But it isn't until now tht the 4th season of the show has kicked up several gears after the greats episodes of the year that have been - Charmed Again, Hell Hath No Fury and Brain Drain...Charmed & Dangerous has now continued the trend of improving on the previous pretty sturdy episodes and proves to be one of the most perfect episodes of the shows run.

    i have throughly enjoyed this episodes all tghe way through and have watched this the most out of any episode of the shows course...it is incredibly intenese in many areas of the episode and there are plenty of key scenes through the episode that will change the course of the shows history and add much needed character building.

    this and Long Live the Queen are the best episodes of the season and are two of my favourite top 5 episodes of the shows entire run.

    it is massive,action packed,well scripted intense fun and with a massiv cliff hanger that will change the course of the show and Phoebe forever.

    its shocks abound and all to the power and complexityof the episode as this is one of the best episodes the show has ever made,and the writers are defiately at their best,as are the cast.

    and the direction this episode has rtaken is fierce and very very detailed in its execution.

    a genuinly fantastic and perfect episode,only matched by All Hell Breaks Loose and Long Live The Queen.moreless

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  • 9.5

    The Hollow victory...

    By iltarion, Jul 13, 2011

    So, here is the famous episode where the original Source is vanquished. For the most part, it lives up to its billing.



    It is tense and dark from the beginning with one of the grimmest opening scenes in the history of Charmed. The Source proceeds to go the route traveled later by Zankou in taking the sisters' powers en route to trying to kill them. The Hollow is introduced here with the proper amount of awe, ritual, and excellent special effects throughout. We also meet one of Charmed's all time great evil beings in the Seer. Debbie Morgan plays her with fantastic gravity and intelligence. The episode builds in intensity as first Piper and then Paige lose their powers, becoming desperate after Leo is struck by the one thing that can kill him, a darklighter's arrow. This is the first time, of several, that we see the sisters just give in to despair as the final showdown looms. The end is fittingly explosive for the vanquish of the Source. Great idea on the vanquishing spell. The Seer's welcome interference with the Source's plans is surprising, and repeated viewings only highlight how well she manipulated events and Cole to her own ends. It is always slightly disappointing when a 3rd party saves the day, and that is clearly done by Cole here, something he never gets the proper credit or sympathy for. Cole's possession by the Source proves this is indeed a hollow victory, with more trouble from the Source yet to come.



    Besides the fact this is only a faux climax, I believe this episode, as great as it is, is held below the greatest of the series by several disappointing factors. First and foremost, Peter Woodward as the Source is a grand miscalculation in my mind. He has a whiny voice and comes no where near the Luciferic presence of the Source from All Hell Breaks Loose nor the slightly diminished but still adequate Source from Charmed Again. Altogether, I was disappointed that the writers turned the Source into just another upper level demon in this season. The Source even needs to disempower the sisters before he can defeat them, when without Leo, the sisters would have died multiple times by now. Great celebratory ending with the toast to Prue. Finally avenged. But the darkest of storylines for Season 4 is just beginning.moreless

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  • 9.5

    The Source Vs The Charmed Ones - finally!

    By MovieMark, Jul 11, 2010

    This felt like more of a finale than anything else, 'Charmed and Dangerous' marks the beginning of a very impressive run of Charmed episodes. Easily one of the best offerings from the series, it's a gem from start to explosive finish.



    And before I go on, I gotta say that Charmed looks superb when I upscale to 1080p, the source's very cool fireballs look especially good, as do the debris and carnage throughout the episode. The girls' lippy also sizzles =P



    The script manages to cap off each chapter with some life threatening attack, and for once the good guys don't necessarily have the upper hand, as Phoebe is almost killed, Leo is struck by a Darklighter's arrow and Piper is slammed into a wall from a direct hit by the source. There's an unusual threat-factor to the proceedings, it almost makes you feel as though the Source could very well wipe the Charmed Ones out. Jon Pare directs this episode laudably, managing to evoke some very strong performances from the girls and provides some excellent thrills with some wonderfully choreographed action scenes. My favourite has to be when Piper is taken down by the Source, with Paige calling for her sister as she looks on in horror. Gripping stuff.



    Of course, there is a downside, which cribs this one of a 10. The pointless subplot involving Paige's charge has no place in this episode. Sure, it bleeds into the next one, but for what reason, it's an afterthought more than anything else that's resolved within minutes. It served as a distraction from the once-in-a-blue-moon moment where Charmed shed itself of its usual flippancies and proved to be worthwhile TV.



    Overall, though, this is a spectacular episode, filled with great action, a great introduction of the seer and solid direction. Cole is a tragic character, he has committed so many crimes in his lifetime due to a demon infecting him, and now he'll continue to do even more, as the source has infected his body. Poor guy. Bring on the rest of season 4!moreless

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  • 10

    R.I.P. The Source

    By lenzinoH20, Jun 25, 2008

    Charmed and Dangerous-The Source breaks an age-old agreement between good and evil by stealing The Hollow, an ancient vapor which he uses to absorb Piper & Paige's powers. Meanwhile, Phoebe must allow Cole to help them, despite her having a premonition involving Cole sacrificing his life to save her from evil, but there may be more to the premonition that Phoebe just can't see.



    One of my favorites from the immensely dark 4th season and one of the most action-packed hours from Charmed, "Charmed and Dangerous" sees the battle that we've been waiting for since like...forever...with the Charmed Ones against the Source. Alison Schapker and Monica Breen both prove to be the some of the best writers on the staff as they create some epic and gripping television. Not to mention, the Hollow is one of the most original and elaborate plot device the writers came up with. I love how it just comsumes magic, whether good or evil and the apocalyptic danger it causes once it's released. The special effects are beyond stunning throughout, especially when the Source opens the gate to the Hollow and it engulfed by a powerful blue light.



    The whole cast are all in top form this episode and the performances range from great to superb. Holly Marie Combs is wonderful, especially during the scenes when Piper takes care of Leo. The anger and heartbreak that she conveys at the possiblity of losing Leo is powerful. Then's Phoebe who is struggle protect Cole after a terrifying premonition she has with him dying at the hands of the Source. Lastly, Paige, who in the mist of trying to aid in stopping the Source, helps her own personal innocent in the form of Carolyn and her abusive husband issues. The sub-plot, surprisingly, never feels out of place and the guest stars involved in the storyline are all convincing. The Source is without a doubt the finest villain the writers ever came up with and having Peter Woodward play the sinister king of all evil was a stroke of genuis. The thunderous voice and flawless delievery he conveys really makes the Source come to life. Then there's the brilliant introduction of The Seer, played by the majorily underrated and incredible Debbi Morgan. She without a doubt the most convincing female villainess the show has ever had and it's great to finally have a strong female villain to battle the Charmed ones as well.



    Not to take away from Brian Krause, who is brilliant when Leo is shot by a whitelighter. He is so good at playing pain and the scene where Piper pulls the arrow out of his chest makes it that much more painful to watch. Lastly, Julian McMahon is terrific when Cole is summoned by the Seer and both have well acted exchange about how to save the day. The final scenes with the sisters battling the Source is action packed and some of the most intense moments from Charmed. I loved Cole coming in to take the Source's power with the Hollow and the sisters' vanquishing the Source was an epic sequence with some mind-blowing effects. Even with all that, the episode end with a shocking twist you never see coming when Cole seems to have become the new Source! A shocking development which will make for an awesome second half of the season. "Charmed and Dangerous" is an epic masterpiece with some the best acting, action, effects and storytelling you'll ever see from this series period.moreless

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  • 10

    best episode ever

    By jpmhomie, May 22, 2008

    this episode truley sets the standard for telovision. one of my favorite parts was when the source blew up the vase then frose it, also i liked that they also put in the leo dying thing so it would add to the episode, however they could have done without paige's client thing, they should have just left that out, and they should have out more enfasis on the sources vanquish, so much was going on it sort of took away. also why would leo worry that if the source came they would need phoebe's powers, when even the source said he didn't want them. over all this was an extrodinary episode that delivered to the full extent. I LOVED IT.moreless

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  • 9.5

    GOTCHA!

    By Blinksterboy, Mar 10, 2008

    So the Source is finally gone. It took a clever bit of spellwriting from Phoebe but it seems Prue is avenged at last.



    This is probably the darkest episode so far. The sense of despair is palpable and, for the first time in the series, the sisters truly believe their fate is sealed. Compare Piper's reaction to Leo's shooting to that in "Love Hurts". She almost cannot be bothered to try.



    The Hollow is a brilliant idea and the effects are awesome. I particularly liked the way it lit up the attic at the end. As so often, though, it would have been good to have had at least a mention of it in earlier episodes.



    There's some wonderful acting this week. All the regulars do well and the pain on Brian's face is frighteningly real. Debbi Morgan has a real presence as the Seer and makes a great baddie - much better than the Oracle. Peter Woodward also does a fine job as the Source but I'm not sure he's really the right choice for the part. Should they have shown his face? I think the jury's still out on that one.



    Poor Cole. In trying to protect Phoebe, he absorbs the Source's powers, which leads ultimately to his death. The scene at the end where his eyes turn black is, for me, one of the saddest in the whole series.



    This is a great episode but one which could have been even better had there been a bit more build-up. What made "Sleuthing with the Enemy" so good was the way the tension grew over a number of weeks. This installment, which has an even bigger storyline, instead comes after four weeks of filler episodes. As the Source himself says: "Feels almost anticlimactic after all this time, doesn't it?" I have to agree.moreless

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  • 8.9

    The Source has been vanquished.

    By Danny2312, Jan 06, 2008

    This episode is one of the highest ratings episode in Tv.com. I'm not surprise, because this is A GREAT EPISODE!!!I love this episode, I can't describe how good is it.



    The Seer, who can see the future (premonition, like Phoebe), saw the Source will be killed by the Charmed Ones. In order to prevent it from happening, the Source stole the Hollow to absorb the Charmed Ones power.



    The Source's plan work, Piper and Paige power has been absorbed. Poor Leo, been shot with a poison arrow that is used by the darklighter. So sad. Can the Charmed Ones killed the Source without Piper and Paige's powers? Watch this episode by yourself.moreless

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